Category Archives: Emotions & Money

Keeping Things in Perspective

Do you have something that you’re struggling with or that you keep beating yourself up over? Especially if it’s something that you don’t have a lot of experience with, or if you have never been taught much about, you may not realize that struggling is normal.

It might be time to put things in perspective. Bear with me for a moment and give this exercise a try. (Really do it, because it’ll take less than a minute.) » Read more

Take a Leap of Faith

Take a leap of faith. Go after your dreams.I remember the first time I quit my job to take advantage of an opportunity that really appealed to me.

It was scary. People told me it was a bad idea, that I was crazy, and that they could never do something like that.

(That last part was sometimes said a bit wistfully.)

Privately, I wondered if I was stupid and irresponsible. » Read more

What Are You Waiting For?

Action is more effective than magical thinking

While I like to joke about waiting for things to magically fix themselves, the truth is that it’s a rare problem that does solve itself — at least in any positive way.

In fact the opposite is usually true: that which we ignore gets worse.

So why is it that so many of us use the following “plan” when confronted with a financial issue? » Read more

Why Rationalizing Your Way Through Life Sucks

Why rationalizing your way thorough life sucksWe’ve all done it.

We’ve rationalized our decisions, and then used our rationalizations to avoid changing or improving.

Sometimes we even manage to convince ourselves that everything is great, when a hard look at reality would reveal a house of cards.

Unfortunately, rationalizing your way through life is really easy to do, sometimes without even realizing it. The good news is, it doesn’t have to stay that way. » Read more

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